Genius 3-Ingredient Recipes for Every Meal: Part One

It’s true: effortless, but oh-so-yummy recipes that require only three ingredients (assuming that you have salt, pepper, and oil in your pantry). If you’re not in the mood to cook for hours but still was something tasty, we’ve got you covered.  In fact, we rounded up so many delicious recipes that we’re splitting this into two parts. First up: breakfast, snacks, and salads. You’re only three ingredients away from a delicious meal!  


Banana Pancakes

This brilliant recipe only uses banana, eggs, and cinnamon, and bam! Delicious pancakes are ready in no time. Your kids will love these, and you too – if you manage to get one before they’re all gone.

Recipe: Tiffany Lo/Tasty and Photo: Pexels

Super Fluffy Omelet

The hardest part of this recipe is separating egg yolks from the whites, but it’s worth it to be rewarded with an amazing omelet, light as a cloud. Feel free to add cheese, ham, or hot sauce to it, but honestly, it tastes wonderful just with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Recipe: Pierce Abernathy/Tasty and Photo: Pexel

Morning Buns

Once you try these buns, you won’t be able to stop making them! In just 15 minutes of active cooking time, you’ll get a mouthwatering citrus pastry, perfect for your morning coffee or as a snack. This might be the easiest but most impressive baking you ever do!

Recipe: Molly Baz/Epicurious and Photo: Pexels

Baked Eggs in Avocado

If you have never baked an avocado before, it’s time to try! Add a poached-style egg with a runny yolk and extra crunchy bacon bits – and you got yourself a delish breakfast option, with or without a toast on the side.

Recipe and Photo: White on Rice Couple

Pizza Frittata

It’s totally acceptable to have pizza for breakfast! This nutritious and yummy recipe looks and tastes very much like Margherita pizza (but healthier) and is ridiculously easy to whip up.

Recipe and Photo: Self

Salads & Snacks

Smoked Mozzarella Sticks

Skip the mess of dredging with this foolproof recipe by using egg roll wrappers to fry mozzarella pieces in – who knew?! Add a dip of your choice, and a crowd-pleasing appetizer is ready. (It’s okay if you don’t want to share, we won’t tell!)

Recipe: Molly Baz/ Epicurious and Photo:  Pexels

Nut Crackers

A simple way to bring healthier options to your table, these nut crackers made of almonds and pepitas couldn’t be easier. The recipe is delicious as it is, but also customizable. Feel free to add other nuts or seeds, herbs, or spices. 

Recipe: Tasty and Photo: Pexels

Roasted Fennel Salad

Because every vegetable simply tastes better roasted. This one-pan winter salad dresses itself (you won’t even need a vinaigrette) and requires minimum effort. Truly a treat for your eyes and taste buds!

Recipe and Photo: Food52

Pesto and parmesan stuffed mushrooms

This fresh take on a beloved appetizer is pretty much impossible to mess up, and who doesn’t love pesto? Lightly golden, warm, flavorful mushroom hors d’oeuvres will speak to anyone’s soul (and stomach).

Recipe and Photo: Tesco

Vegan chickpea and broccoli salad

Broccoli, brussels sprouts, and chickpeas come together in this energizing dish, packed with protein. Even meat-eaters would love this one, as it’s filling enough, but not too heavy – not to mention so, so delicious!

Recipe and Photo: Cook It Fit

Stay tuned for Part Two, featuring Dinner, Dessert, and Drinks!

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